The Sports, Academic, Fine Arts and Enrichment Fund (SAFE) provides financial assistance to at-risk/low income students who want to participate in school sponsored co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities (not funded by the District), but otherwise could not due to financial constraints of their family/parents/guardians.
To enrich student’s lives and positively impact their educational experience though participation in school-sponsored co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
Increase the number of at-risk students participating in activities.
Remove financial barriers related to program fees, equipment needs, and transportation costs.
A confidential request process on behalf of students may be done by Cedar Rapids Community School District employees such as teachers, coaches, counselors, facilitators, or principals. Application is found below.
Funds can be applied towards but are not limited to:
Sports: equipment and uniform needs, activity fees
Academics: tuition or transportation costs associated with Discover Summer School, Academic Decathlon, Science Olympiads, etc.
Fine Arts: show choir, marching band, etc. participation and/or performance attire
Enrichment: participation fees, equipment needs for school sponsored activities such things as LEGO League, Future City, DECCA, speech, drama etc…
CLICK THIS LINK TO APPLY: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41527-Cedar-Rapids-Community-Schools-Foundation
The SAFE Program is funded in part by the Terry L. Smith Endowed Fund.